Supreme Court Sides with Brunner in Ohio registration case

Rick Moran
Ohio Secretary of State Jennifrer Brunner and ACORN have been handed a stunning victory by the US Supreme Court.

Even though there are 200,000 registrations that Ohio officials can't say are genuine, those individuals are going to be allowed to cast a vote anyway:
 
AP reports that, "
The justices on Friday overruled a federal appeals court that had ordered Ohio's top elections official to do more to help counties verify voter eligibility."

Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, a Democrat, had until Friday to set up a system to provide county election officials with names on  200,000 registration forms that don't match records in other government databases like the motor vehicle and Social Security lists.
 

Brunner said the GOP is trying to "disenfranchise" voters. Republicans said they just wanted to prevent fraud.

Yes the GOP is trying to "disenfranchise" voters - but only those who would be voting fraudulently. No doubt the Supremes were swayed by poor litle Secretary Brunner's argument that she couldn't possibly cross check those voters with questionable registrations. It was too much work! She was tied up doing something more important - like holding press conferences whining about how hard the job was going to be.

Maybe if she spent less time bitching to the press and more time working on the problem, she could have solved all the issues she had with the process.

But of course, that's not her game. And Republicans - especially if they lose Ohio by a few thousand votes - are going to be screaming bloody murder about this travesty on election day.

There''s no way to take back any of these 200,000 votes once they are cast. The voters will not be given a provisional ballot that can be checked against the rolls later but instead, be allowed to vote like any other legitimate voter.

Except given what we know already from early voting in Ohio - people taking busses from Chicago in order to vote for Obama for instance - it does not give anyone confidence that the Ohio state election isn't tainted already and that both sides will likely duke it out in court after the election.
 
Ohio Secretary of State Jennifrer Brunner and ACORN have been handed a stunning victory by the US Supreme Court.

Even though there are 200,000 registrations that Ohio officials can't say are genuine, those individuals are going to be allowed to cast a vote anyway:
 
AP reports that, "
The justices on Friday overruled a federal appeals court that had ordered Ohio's top elections official to do more to help counties verify voter eligibility."

Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, a Democrat, had until Friday to set up a system to provide county election officials with names on  200,000 registration forms that don't match records in other government databases like the motor vehicle and Social Security lists.
 

Brunner said the GOP is trying to "disenfranchise" voters. Republicans said they just wanted to prevent fraud.

Yes the GOP is trying to "disenfranchise" voters - but only those who would be voting fraudulently. No doubt the Supremes were swayed by poor litle Secretary Brunner's argument that she couldn't possibly cross check those voters with questionable registrations. It was too much work! She was tied up doing something more important - like holding press conferences whining about how hard the job was going to be.

Maybe if she spent less time bitching to the press and more time working on the problem, she could have solved all the issues she had with the process.

But of course, that's not her game. And Republicans - especially if they lose Ohio by a few thousand votes - are going to be screaming bloody murder about this travesty on election day.

There''s no way to take back any of these 200,000 votes once they are cast. The voters will not be given a provisional ballot that can be checked against the rolls later but instead, be allowed to vote like any other legitimate voter.

Except given what we know already from early voting in Ohio - people taking busses from Chicago in order to vote for Obama for instance - it does not give anyone confidence that the Ohio state election isn't tainted already and that both sides will likely duke it out in court after the election.